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My camera is wiggin out so I’ve not uploaded my pictures from the reveal I got from my fabulous Secret Pal SFKnitster. The husband type person is working on my camera issues.

I am very blown away by the kindness of someone I’ve never officially met, nor ever had a one on one conversation before SP. The packages were very well thought out and sent in a timely manner and she never failed to e-mail or send e-cards.

Just wanted to do a quick SP photo update as I promised them.


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Okay, so I’ve been MIA……With good reason I promise. WORK, WORK…..and WORK!

I’ve got to give a shout out to my secret pals…..now that SP11 is coming to an end I find I am getting more comfortable doing the pal thing. My secret to me pal always e-mails or leaves comments. And she sends the bestest packages. My not secret to me pal is equally as awesome. She’s warm and friendly. She’s been very patient as I try and figure out how secret palling actually works. Not that I’m a slacker pal but I wasn’t real sure how friendly to be, that’s so not the right word friendly, hmmmm. But my previous experience on a well known crochet forum was horrid. I emailed weekly, sent e-cards several times a week, sent rocking packages and cards and little to no response. And that being my only taste of Sp-ing, thought I must be doing something wrong, especially when I was publicly criticized by she who shall remain un-named for not trying to connect more, HELLO! Anywho sour grapes, sorry! But the point is I think I am getting into the spirit of Sp now that the end is drawing near and hope I am allowed to participate again. Robyn my hostess has been a great handholder as well. If I lacked blog post, all my days meld into one, ahem, she’d e-mail and remind me to post more. For a newbie to Sp it was nice to be so monitored. Anyone thinking about trying SP, should at least once.

I was very productive yesterday, I got several packages mailed off. One for my fat quarter swap, one for my swap-bot towel swap, one to Swapna, and other little thingies. All of you peeps on the India mail watch, Swapna did in fact get her first test package from me to her new address. So pkg two has been sent. Hoping #1 wasn’t a fluke.

I have loads of pictures to share but will have to feed them into post over several days. But I do have some linkage for you!

My fam and our friend Carole spent a fabu day at Worldfest 2007. Granted it could totally be bigger, but it will grow. We had a blast. We met all sorts of unique people, learned about cultures and was free to ask questions to the different countries reps. One of the booths we hang out at the most was India. Emily and I have decided she and I must have been residence of India in a past life. Stop laughing, for reals!

We ate some pakora. YUMMY! Ours had soft cheese and green onions. And there was this fabulous dipping sauce. I could taste pepper and cumin. Emily and Amy also got henna dyed hands. Mehendi is the correct term, I think. You can see an article here, sitting at the table is Em, Amy is standing in the background as is The Old Man and thats the back of Carole’s blonde head. We were leaving when Emily heard Indian music start from a stage somewhere away from where we were and she sprinted off like a cheetah, the words streaming from her as she ran was “Hurry Mama, move faster.” Then she was gone. We later joked that we’ve never seen her move so fast and perhaps we should purchase Indian Cds to get her moving. I did catch up and we watched and clapped for an hour or more. Got a ton of pictures. Will share, sparingly later.

We also saw a beautiful presentation of Capoeria. Oh my goodness! Wonderful! I could get down with that I think. Okay, wishful thinking but still….. Also have pictures of this. Gotta upload them before I can post them.

Alrighty then, I am off to work.

Be well y’all!

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So I gots me an invite to Ravelry. HEART IT! Who knew? Ummm, I guess those of you already in the know. Been adding projects, books, in queues and joining groups when time allows. Now what I can’t remember is how one gets an invite. I thought I had put in for one ages ago, but then I began to wander if someone I knew sent it….hmmmmm, not sure. Any help in unraveling (no pun intended) this mystery would be appreciated.

My Secret to me pal sent an e-mail again I enjoy getting them. It’s very nice to be remembered. I am hoping my downline is enjoying herself as well. One crappy thing about secret palling is ordering things online and then awaiting them to send to your pal. Then after planning, find the item(s) is on backorder. OY! Back-up plans are needed for sure.

Anyhoo, just making a quick post as I leave for work in like 15 minutes and want to down one more cuppa java before taking off.

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Thank you!

So my birfday was a couple of days ago and I got a wonderful package yesterday from my Secret to me Pal. THANK YOU PAL! OMG, my Secret to me Pal totally rocks! MWAH, SMOOCH, HUGS! In my fabulous package was a book that I’ve been eyeballing (how’d she know?), chocolate (who doesn’t love good chocolate), some wonderful tea with honey from Lupicia. And a berry nice card.

Tuesday the fam and I are doing dinner with J and her hubby R. Going to Ozona. YUM!

Be well y’all!

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Today I SHOULD be doing stuff. Yet, here I sit doing very little. Tried to do some shopping online but my Secret Pals wishlish thingy is down and I’ll be darned if I can remember what was on there. OY! I did begin a hobo-ish bag I hope to use tomorrow. Very cute if I say so meself.  I will take pics but not sure how I will post them. ‘member the pc/camera debacle?

Yesterday, Amy and I had an awesome day. We had a lunch date with a new friend. Amy was born with a birth defect which causes a moderate to severe physical disability. Anywho,  being a teen, which in itself can suck, but being a teen with a physical disability can suck major-ly.  So our new friend J is 30ish, has the same birth defect and is a make-up artist, stylist and artist married to a soon -to-be Doctor. She and Ames talked at length about their lives and some of the medical complication and things that suck and things that are awesome. (Ames has the myelomeningocele version, as does J.)

Revealing today aren’t I?

Over on Flickr I got the info on my new swap buddy for the Fat Quarter Swap Group. Going shopping for her this weekend.

One more thing about SP11…. I enjoy reading my pals blog, I enjoy her e-mails…..who knew this was so fun????

I really should go crochet or finish sewing my bag………..

Be well y’all!!!!

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October Already?

Well this month has snuck up on me!!! Who knew it would be here so quickly?

I have got to try harder to blog more now that I have all the passwords to get on the husband type persons PC. It’s a big old pain to try and get online when we work diff shifts and I never had bothered to ask for the passwords.

I have several errands to run tomorrow. SO MANY, or so it seems. I gotta go to the quilt shop, post office, make some gourmet dipped apples and buckeyes, do some freecycling, laundry, make calls, go to the post office, pay bills, and dye my chef’s coats. WHEW! Dang will I ever get it all done? Oh and I want to try and find some groovy stuff for my secret pal. I have been eyeballing all sorts of goodies. Now to decide and second guess myself.

I am trying to plan my trip and doings as I don’t want to run all over heck and get totally worn out.

I finally got to make some jewelry last week. Only three items but still. A pair of earrings, two necklaces, one of which is crocheted. I really got to kick up my “crafting” into high gear.

Remember I mentioned my secret pal sent me some fabu yarn? I have been trying to decide what to make with it. I dug out some books and searched the pages and marked them. I forgot I had some of these books. I wish my camera worked on the DHs pc……I have things to show darn it! Working on a solution.

Well off to rest before the chaos of tomorrow starts! Also compiling a list of “must dos”… I gotta get stuff done folks, I just gotta!

Be well y’all!

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Today, Emily the eldest offspring, turns 16! OMIGAWD!!!! Who allowed this crap??? Wishing her a very happy birfday with lotsa love and squishy kisses. Also cringing at the increase in the cost of auto insurance.

Tomorrow, as there is no school the following day, we are going bowling and out to eat with a few of her friends from school. Or we are taking them out rather. Having bowled only one other time in my whole life I am hoping I beat the knickers of them teeny-boppers! HA.

I’ve been going through my crochet books and realize I bought a ton of them I really don’t want. Why do I do that??? How dare I buy stuff I will never ever use? I have put myself in timeout. No more buying unless I will actually USE the pattern, yarn, bead, fabric etc. I have now decide after being overly practical in other areas in my life, I rather like shopping for shoes, not purchased more than the needed one, 3 pairs sadly, but I do like trying them on and hope to join the massive crowd of people who have a shoe/boot fetish and actually purchase them. I used to have several pairs of black boot but gave those to the children and now find me trying on green and pink shoes when given a choice and I did try on some brown suede boots for fall but opted out as I felt I was walking on a pencil for a heel. I think I will have to shop online. More choice.

My, now 16 year old, loves shoes and has many pairs. She never ask for or purchases for herself expensive shoes but I did see her eyeballing a pair of harajuku hightops.

Secret Pal 11 seems to being going well. Hard to jump fully in without a PC I can get on anytime I want too. Bummer. But I hope it’s still enjoyable for both my pals.

I’m out!

Be well y’all!!!

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